USB FLASH DRIVE REPAIR – How does it work?

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What is a USB flash drive? USB flash drive is a rewritable and removable data storage device which uses flash memory with an integrated USB (universal serial bus) interface. For everyday use, we need a USB flash drive having a large capacity, fast speed, security and of course a slim, sleek design with low price. click here to know more.

How to recover deleted, lost files from an inaccessible USB flash drive?

Some reasons for USB crash in Windows are,

  • Hardware problems related to USB.
  • Faulty start-ups and services.
  • Draining of power supply.
  • Software errors.
  • USB driver issue or outdated BIOS.
  • Improper operation.
  • Virus attack.

Flash drives are widely used across the world as powerful tools to store, back up and transfer files. One should know the basics about flash drive repair to restore.

Common methods to restore files are,

  1. Data recovery software from the manufacturer.


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E.g.: San Disk Ultra Flair USB 3.0, 128GB has secure access software with 128-bit AES encryption to make it easy to password protect critical files. The drive also comes with ‘Rescue PRO Deluxe’ data recovery software. So it is easy to recover files that have been accidentally deleted.

  1. Window system tools.

The latest Windows operating system offers several tools to recover files that have been lost during the transfer process owing to virus or errors. If after copying files from your smartphone or laptop to USB flash drive you find that files are corrupted then,

  1. Try a different external memory storage device.
  2. Use another port.
  3. This will help you to gauge the issue.
  4. After completion of the file transfer, start troubleshooting

How you can scan for software errors using windows?

  • The USB drive is inserted into the USB port of your system.
  • My computer > Removable disk icon.
  • Right, click the Removable disk icon.
  • Open its Properties.
  • Click on Tools Tab.
  • Click the Check Now button.
  • Select fix file system errors Automatically
  • Select Scan for and try bad sector recovery
  • Click Start for the scanning
  • Click Close when scanning is completed.

How you can repair USB flash drive when using Windows 10 or a lower version?

  • The USB drive is inserted into the USB port.
  • My Computer > Removable disk icon.
  • Right, click the Removable Disk icon.
  • Open its Properties.
  • Click on Tools Tab.
  • Click the Rebuild
  • Close the Scan window once completed.
  • Right click the icon of USB flash drive and EJECT.
  • Remove the drive from the port.

If this didn’t work, then we use a recovery tool.

  1. Third party software tools.

Third party software tools work across all type of devices like PC , Laptop , USB , SSD, Memory card and digital camera, etc .These tools can hopefully recover your files and save the date .

So, what are you still waiting for? Seek professional help in case you are unable to get through the process all by yourself.